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Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 14:18

Currently back out of retirement, probably a summer IM next year, one of European ones, then Lanza in 2018, when I will be in 55-59 ag.

Thanks for your kind words.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 14:05

The
run plan was to run very easy and walk thru aid stations which hopefully give me
an average pace of 10 mins per mile, I hoped to keep this up to at least half
way when I expected wheels to come off and start walking. It was warm along the
prom and as we headed towards airport wind was in our faces. Great support for
first bit, but then it gets a bit lonely along airport but very windy and hard
work. Turned round at around 6.5 miles and back to Pd Carmen, With lack of run
training started to feel weak in the legs but managed to get back thru half way
in around 2 hrs 20 mins  which would be
around 10 hrs 45 race time. Then its back towards airport into wind and pace
was dropping and it felt good to walk, so I walked a bit and jogged a bit and
feet were getting blistered and it was not fun any more.  But it suddenly dawned on me that I was not
going to  dnf for the first time since
2012. Hit the turn round point and back to see supporters who were doing a
sterling job  outside Ruta 66. I started
last lap with 12 hours 5 mins on race clock, I wasnt capable of running then
and could only manage a jog/walk stategy and continued this out to turn round
point and back to finish." You are an Iornman" are there any better
word, always nice to hear. Finished in 13.27, I still think I have a sub 13 in
me on this course, just need to do a bit of run training.  Wandered home home, shower, grabbed a pizza
and watched end of race, Great day all round

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:46

I had a leisurley transition trying to get rid of sand and started bike  with 1 hr 15mins on clock. I saw Mrs Foggy and shouted to her  that I would be back in 7 hrs give or take 5 mins.

I got overtaken by loads of people on the hills as I tried to moderate effort, but ended up overtaking others on the flats and down slopes. I tried to keep a steady effort all way round. Whichever  way you look at it 112 miles in Lanzrote is never easy, with the hills and the wind, luckily it never got too hot and was almost a little chilly in overcast conditions at the north of the island.I enjoyed the return from Mirador del Rio with wind on back, nearly got 50mph down the hill. The road near Nazaret gets worse and was strewn with drinks bottles. I rolled back into town with 8hrs 15 mins on clock with just the run to deal with.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 13:37

I rolled up In Lanza and kept a low profile. Another dnf would result in instant retirement and me going home with tail firmly between legs.  

Night before race had a great sleep and did not feel nervous at all. I tried to get near front of swim start but too crowded and started behind where I wanted to be. Swim was a battle all way round kept getting kicked and hit most of way round. At halfway point looked at clock and I thought it said 37 minutes, oh pants. Looked again and it was 32.20, game on.  Second lap more of same kicking and hitting, but kept head down and swam. 2nd lap was 34 minutes as I stated to get a little tired.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:50

Training was all going well thru spring including a few day in late February in Lanzarote.   One morning late March went out for a run and had pain thru hips and glutes. Saw physio who diagnosed piriformis syndrome, don't know what caused it and still don't. I had to take a break from running , strengthening exercises etc. Swim and bike was still ok. Gradually I built back to a little running and did manage to do a 10 miler about 12 days from Ironman day. A look back in training log shows that after Vitruvian I managed to do 2 long runs of 10 miles plus some other shorter stuff. Hardly ideal, but better than nothing.                                                   

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 12:38

Sorry for any rambling, spelling mistakes bad grammar etc.

I had not finished an Ironman distance race since Outlaw 2012.

I entered IM Lanzarote 2013 and had a decent winters training and all was going well until early May.  After doing too much, too close together ended up with a Soleus (calf) pull on right leg. Had physio, didn't run anymore until race day, but still could feel discomfort when walking. I did swim in 1.08 and bike in around 6.55 but lasted around 400 metres on run until calf was too painful and retired to the bar. First Ironman dnf in 8 attempts. I managed to get injury sorted and did post a nice pb later in summer at Wensleydale tri, so season not  a complete right off.

2014 I entered IM UK. All going ok until early June, twang .........left calf strain. I still went to Bolton and started. I got half way round swim and was limping on the Australian exit, but continued and finished swim in 1.06. Did the bike in around 6.30 and lasted 200 metres of run. 2nd Irornman dnf in 9 attempts.

2015 i decided that I had retired from long distance tri, gave up trying to run  too much and did  a couple of mid distance races. Last of which was Vitruvian where I finished in 5.09 with no issues on run, so decided to unretire from ironman and enter Lanzarote 2016.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 07:31

Bring a coat, its cold.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:12

We are all injured, bound to be a bit pants.

 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 06:06

I see the small bike course changes have lengthened the bike to 183 km.

Its nice to know we will be getting value for money.

114 miles is ideal warm up for a 26 mile lurch/stagger.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 06:07

TT bike.

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